When you’re in need of a low-effort and delicious meal that everyone will love, handmade pizza is a common contender. Tacoma Boys’ handmade pizzas are easy to grab and pop in the oven at home during a busy day or to feed a crowd of hungry Seahawks fans in the middle of a game on a Sunday afternoon. And what could go better with pizza than beer and wine? At Tacoma Boys, you’ll find the best beverage to wash down those slices from our massive selection of domestic and imported beer, wine, and hard cider. Read on for your favorite pizza’s perfect pair, whether it be a crisp glass of chardonnay with a simple slice of cheese pizza or a dark IPA matched with pepperoni.
Handmade Pizzas to Take Out
Peruse near the deli section for a selection of handmade pizza ready to go. You’ll see several different pizzas with toppings and sauces to choose from. We make the pizza handmade so it tastes fresh and satisfying alongside a cold beer or glass of wine. The oven-ready handmade pizzas have a slightly thinner crust, making them quick to cook but enjoyable for all. Try one of our classic combinations for a can’t-miss meal of melty cheese, chewy crust, and tasty toppings.
Pesto chicken with sun-dried tomato
Supreme combination including sausage, peppers, olives, onions, and more
Hawaiian including Canadian bacon and pineapple
Pairing Pizza and Beer
Pizza and beer are a tried and true pair of pals. The combination has long been popular as a hearty, widely enjoyed, and easy-to-prepare meal for groups. There’s just something about a refreshing swig of a cold brew after the contrasting crunch of a hot pizza crust! Pizza and beer bring out similar flavors in each other, playing off sturdy notes of savory yeast and rich malt. It doesn’t take much to bake a pizza and put out a few six packs for an afternoon at home, making the pair ideal for hosting.
Types of Beer
Though any pizza is bound to play nicely with any beer, certain kinds of pizza and beer go together exceptionally well. Think light brews with light-colored ingredients, and dark brews with richer ingredients and toppings.
Wine pairings aren’t the first thing many people think of when it’s time to chow down on a pizza pie. However, a full-bodied glass of red or a cool glass of white wine go great with acidic sauces and flavorful toppings. For example, red wines play well with rich tomato sauce and toppings like pepperoni and peppers. On the other hand, consider a white wine pairing with light flavors like pesto and white sauce pizzas with subtle toppings like chicken and spinach. If you’re feeling indecisive, go for one of Tacoma Boys’ preferred wines to pair with our handmade pizza or download the wine wisdom guide by submitting your email address here.
White wine pairs best with light, simple pizzas like pesto chicken, Hawaiian, or regular cheese pizza. The sweeter the wine, the simpler the ingredients.
Roscato Bianco Dolce is a sweet white wine from Italy with a small amount of carbonation and a low alcohol content.
Scarpetta 2017 Frico Bianco is a crisp, light cuvée made from multiple varieties of grapes.
Red wine pairings fit best with rich, robust flavors like combination/supreme and pepperoni pizza. Highly acidic reds like pinot noir pair well with traditional tomato sauce.
Fontalpino 2015 Carpineta Fontalpino Chianti Classico is a Sangiovese with strong tannins and acidity and notes of juicy berries.
Passion Vineyards 2006 Syrah is a traditional, deep Syrah from Washington state.
Sparkling or rose wine pairs well with just about anything. A plain palette makes it easy to wash down extra cheesy pizza with a glass of bubbly.
Portlandia 2019 Oregon Rose is a rose of pinot gris and noir with fresh hints of citrus.
Adult•ing Sparkling White Wine is a fun, base white wine with bubbles to boot.
Find Your Perfect Pair at Tacoma Boys
Tacoma Boys’ wide selection of beer and wine makes it easy to find your favorite. If you’re struggling to settle on the right choice, we’re ready to jump in and offer suggestions and assistance. Wondering if we’ve got your go-to drink in stock? Stop on by! And to stay up-to-date on the latest insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!
We get it. The sun is setting at an atrociously early hour, the weather is inclement, and all of the holiday movies are streaming. These are nights for staying in, kicking back and donning your favorite flannel jammies. But you might also be exhausted from the holiday baking and want someone else to make your dinner. Thankfully, ordering off a restaurant menu is not the only way to enjoy a meal without cooking. A quick stop at Tacoma Boys and you can have a delicious, nourishing meal on the table with little to no prep. It’s basically a way to dine out in pajamas!
The “Take Out” Menu at Tacoma Boys
We know a little wander around our store will convince you that we care deeply about carrying the freshest local ingredients for all your culinary needs. Did you know we’ve put the same care into selecting the prepared and prepped foods we choose to carry? We’ve gathered a few of our favorite ready-made foods into a menu for you. Grab some of these menu items for a relaxing night, void of dinner prep.
Tacoma Boys House-Made Pizzas
Oven ready pizzas with a delectably thin crust are here at the ready. While you’re in the store grab your favorite beer and a bag of popcorn and you are all set for a movie night at home. Pop the pizza in the oven and cue up the movie!
Made in the South Sound on Vashon Island, these Tamales are a perfect choice when you’re in the mood for Mexican food and want to support local. Grab some refried beans, corn tortilla chips, and salsa and you’ve got a complete meal that’s gluten free!
International comfort food at its finest, these authentic Russian dumplings, made locally in Auburn WA, are sure to hit the spot on a cold evening. Dumplings take very little time to cook. Simply boil gently for approximately 8 minutes, toss with melted butter, and season to taste.
Beef – Beef and Pork – Potato & Cheese with Bacon
Beecher’s Mac & Cheese
The iconic cheesemaker Kurt Beecher first opened shop in Pike Place Market in Seattle and ever since, people have been craving that unmistakably creamy, Beecher’s Flagship Mac & Cheese. When the craving hits, you don’t need to hit I-5 and travel north, just hop into Tacoma Boys and pick up some Beecher’s from the freezer section.
Mac & Cheese – Smoked Flagship Mac & Cheese – World’s Best Mac & Cheese – Mariachi Mac & Cheese – Cheese Curd Lasagna
These robust, dehydrated soups made in Central Washington are a snap to put together and need very few extra ingredients. They do have a longer cooking time, but since prep is a cinch, you can get this going in the late afternoon, or early evening, and have a bowl of soup in your hands at dinner time. Check the back of the soup mix for any extra ingredients you need to pick up, and grab a loaf of sourdough or dinner rolls by Kalama Sourdough Bakery to complete the meal.
Manini’s Ravioli – Gluten Free
When Italian food is on the menu and you want something with a bit more flair than traditional spaghetti, this gluten free pasta option is a great fit. To make a simple sauce for pasta, toss with salted butter and season to taste. Or to kick it up a notch, saute mushrooms in butter and garlic, toss with the ravioli, and add a sprinkle of fresh parmesan.
Portobello & Cheese – Spinach & Cheese
Don’t Forget Dessert
Of course, to dine out in pajamas, you must include dessert! We’ve got quite a selection of desserts available, but you really can’t go wrong with a little pie and ice cream. Come check out the huge selection of frozen pies.
We hope you take us up on the chance to put those jammies on early and cue up a movie. With the dinner prep out of the way, you can nourish your body with a good meal, truly relax, and dine out in pajamas. For extra relaxation points (don’t worry, we really aren’t keeping score), pour yourself a glass of one of our favorite Rare Red Blend wine.
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